City Manager Mary Bunting let employees know that as of March 2, 2022, city employees are no longer required to wear face masks in the workplace. Employees who wish to continue to mask are, of course, free to do so. Masking will also become optional for members of the public. You can read her latest message online.
COVID-19 Positive Cases and Handling an Exposure
This section is for the Covid-19 Department Representative and when handling:
Positive COVID-19 Case
Close Contact (Exposure)
Notifying other Departments
Effective Aug. 30, 2022, the COVID-19 Investigative until (CIU) is closing its doors. To ensure the continuance of a safe work place, each department has chosen an individual (or more) to provide their employees with safe return to work guidance following a positive case or exposure.
How it Works
Employee reports to their supervisor. Employees must isolate away from work until they are provided return to work instruction.
The supervisor notifies their Covid-19 department representative.
The Covid-19 department representative interviews the employee.
The Covid-19 department representative supplies the employee with their safe return to work date and follows-up with a call to the supervisor and an email to the supervisor with the Positive Case FORM-1.
If there are exposures, (close contacts) the Covid-19 department representative notifies the supervisor of the employee within their division or department that the employee must mask (providing them with the date determined on Exposure Log FORM-1A)
If there are exposures in other departments, the department representative notifies their fellow department’s Covid-19 department representative who will notify the supervisors in their department to alert their employees.
The name of the positive employee must never be shared with anyone outside of their management team (supervisor, department head, etc.)
Forms are not required to be kept and can be destroyed. If the department decides to keep the forms, please store them in a safe location as they are highly confidential.